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Author Guidelines

In each edition, IKAT: The Indonesian Journal of Southeast Asian Studies will publish six articles based on research or literature survey.

Articles submitted for publication must conform to the following guidelines:

  1. The scope of the article must concern Southeast Asian Studies;
  2. Types of articles may include: research articles (empirical/field and archive), theoretical articles, conceptual ideas, and theoretical application.
  3. The article has not been published or accepted for publication, or are being considered for publication elsewhere. In addition to the article, a written statement should be attached which clarifies that the manuscript is original and does not contain any elements of plagiarism.
  4. The article is written in an academic English with standard academic writing structure and composition. The manuscript is typed with 12-point Cambria font and must be 1.5 line-spaced in a quarto paper size (A4), between 6000-8000 words in length including references, pictures, and tables.
  5. The article writing structure refer to HERE
  6. Citations and references must follow the APA (American Psychological Association) 6th edition style HERE. The reference list should appear at the end of the article and includes only literature actually cited in the article. References are ordered alphabetically and chronologically. We strongly recommend authors to use reference tools, such as Mendeley, Zotero, Endnote, etc. The article must be submitted online HERE.
  7. All cited references must be valid and accessible for readers.
  8. All submissions should be in MS. Word file format.
  9. Author(s) may use a template as a guide HERE
  10. All articles will be reviewed anonymously according to reviewers' expertise. The author will be given a chance to revise the article based on reviewer or editor's recommendation and advice. The decision of publication or rejection will be informed through author's email address.
  11. The author will be charged for a proofreading fee if necessary.
  12. The author of published article will receive two copies of journal free of charge.


Online Article Submission Guidelines

The article text must be submitted by one of two systems (second procedure is preferred):

  1. Document submission should be done by Online Submission System in the IKAT E-journal portal HERE.
  2. First, the author should register as an author or reviewer (checking role as author or reviewer) in the “Register” or HERE.
  3. After registration is completed, log in as an author, click in “New Submission”. The article submits stage consist five stages, such as:  (1). Start, (2). Upload Submission, (3). Enter Metadata, (4). Upload Supplementary Files, (5). Confirmation.
  4. In the “Start” column, chose Journal Section (Full Article), check all the checklists.
  5. In the “Upload Submission” column, upload the manuscript files at MSWord format in this column.
  6. In the “Enter Metadata” column, fill out all the author data and affiliation. Following the Journal Title, Abstract and Indexing Keywords.
  7. In the “Upload Supplementary Files” column, allowed to upload supplementary data file or the statement letter or other else.
  8. In the “Confirmation” column, if all the data that you enter were right, then click “Finish Submission”.
  9. If the author has difficulties in the submitting process via the online system, please contact the IKAT Editorial team at


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (nor has an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Copyright Notice

Articles published in IKAT: The Indonesian Journal of Southeast Asian Social Studies are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0) license, which permits anyone to copy, transform, or redistribute articles for any lawful purpose in any medium, provided appropriate credit is given to the original author(s) and IKAT is recognized as its original publisher. A link to this license should also be provided. Any derivative work of an article published in IKAT must also be shared under the same (or compatible) license.

Both copyright and publishing rights on articles are retained by the respective author(s), without restrictions. Only a non-exclusive license is granted to IKAT to publish the article and identify itself as its original publisher.

Any submission to IKAT will be taken to mean all authors associated with the manuscript agree to these conditions. 

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IKAT: The Indonesian Journal of Southeast Asian Studies is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.


Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.


Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Submission: 0.00 (USD)
Authors are required to pay an Article Submission Fee as part of the submission process to contribute to review costs.

Proofreading Service: 0.00 (USD)
For proofreading service, the author will be charged if necessary.

Article Publication: 0.00 (USD)
If this paper is accepted for publication, you will be asked to pay an Article Publication Fee to cover publications costs.

If you do not have funds to pay such fees, you will have an opportunity to waive each fee. We do not want fees to prevent the publication of worthy work.